Local Welfare Cuts: A Risky Business

This Thursday, the consultation on the Local Government Finance Settlement closes. This is the last chance for councils to have a say before their budgets for 2015-2016 are handed down from DCLG.

Within the settlement, funding for local welfare has been cut from around £180 million to £0.

Instead, £129 million has been ‘identified’ from within council’s budgets, which ministers say councils can use to maintain the schemes. This isn’t new money, it’s from the budgets council have to … Read more